The Beast

You adopt practice to “make the team go”.  However, every practice you adopt has a cost. The time you spend “making the practice go” is somewhat then a cost of making the team go.  I like to talk about the cost of your practices as “Feed the Beast!”  But what you really want to make

Team Behaviors

In my recent post on Optimum Iteration Length, I finished by saying that iteration size is not the cure for bad team behaviors, but shorter iteration size makes those behaviors more apparent. This post is about how to counteract ineffective team behaviors, from my own experience: There are three general diseases that have lots of

Sprint Rationale

People tend to use the terms Sprint, Iteration, and Time box interchangeably. For the most part this is true, but there is some nuance: Sprint is a term popularized by Mike Beedle and Ken Schwaber in creating the Scrum methodology. They chose the word because it implied a desire for fast pace. It’s not a